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Next Generation CyberKnife Increases Patient Throughput at Philadelphia CyberKnife
Date:5/22/2009

CyberKnife Centers Are Meeting Increasing Demand for Radiosurgery Using Sophisticated Treatment Planning and Delivery Technologies

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that Philadelphia CyberKnife is seeing increased patient throughput using their recently installed, next generation CyberKnife(R) Robotic Radiosurgery System.

The next generation CyberKnife System was installed at Philadelphia CyberKnife, a US Radiosurgery center, in Havertown, Pa. on January 30, 2009 and began treating patients on February 19, 2009. Prior to upgrading to the new CyberKnife System, Philadelphia CyberKnife was treating an average of 26 patients per month. In their first full month of treatment post-upgrade, Philadelphia CyberKnife treated 38 patients, a 46 percent increase in patient capacity with the next generation CyberKnife System. Additional months of use and experience are likely to increase these efficiencies even more.

"With the new planning system, Iris collimator and the new delivery path found in the next generation CyberKnife System, we can design better treatment plans, track moving tumors more precisely and can deliver planned doses more efficiently, which shortens patient treatment times," Jun Yang, Ph.D., physicist at Philadelphia CyberKnife.

The significant improvements in treatment times that Philadelphia CyberKnife is noticing with the next generation System are making the treatment experience even more comfortable and convenient for patients. Compared to the 40 outpatient visits commonplace with conventional radiation therapy, CyberKnife treatments are completed in just one to five visits.

The next generation CyberKnife System incorporates a number of sophisticated tec
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